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Lightweight Launches New Wegweiser Carbon Wheelset

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Lightweight has been at it again, as the Uber Lords of carbon fiber unveiled a new, more affordable carbon wheelset during this week’s Eurobike show – called the Wegweiser.

That’s right we used the term affordable, which up until now has been considered a swear word in the German company’s glossary of terms. 

While the Wegweiser is far from inexpensive at €3,500, they’re nevertheless considerably less costly than anything Lightweight has offered up until now.  

In addition to lower cost, the Wegweiser also represents Lightweight’s first-ever machine assembled wheel, wherein the rim itself is created via an automated process, while the spokes are hand-glued in place. 

Lightweight is pairing its new automated-production rim with a new disc-specific hub. The hub shell is pentagonal so as to provide an additional measure of security in the event of a bond failure, as well as to integrate more cleanly with the 20 rim-to-rim carbon spokes. Photo: James Huang.

According to Lightweight, the 36mm Wegweiser is available in clincher only, and they weigh in at hefty 1,440 grams per set, with wider internal/external rim widths of up to 24mm.

 

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